PG&E Takes Energy Storage to the Distribution Substation

PG&E Takes Energy Storage to the Distribution Substation : Greentech Media

California is the world’s biggest market for grid-scale energy storage — as long as that storage can be delivered in targeted packages that can work at the grid’s edge.

That’s one lesson to take from the request for offer (RFO) quietly issued by Pacific Gas & Electric last month, which is seeking up to 8 megawatts of energy storage to help back up remote distribution grid substations across its Northern California territory.

PG&E’s solicitation (PDF) is one of the first rounds from the 74 megawatts of storage projects the utility is set to announce by December. That, in turn, is part of the first procurement round for the state’s 1.3-gigawatt mandate for storage by 2021, which is requiring PG&E, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric to sign up about 200 megawatts of cost-effective grid storage by year’s end.

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